We have an interesting challenge with this particular car, now sold (Congratulations Roby!) and that’s to preserve more than it is to restore. The new owner of this amazing barn find doesn’t want an immaculate repaint, but wants to make the car useable again while preserving its patina. And so we set out this week to manage the fine line between “just right” and over-restored. For example, the seats were trashed so we will replace them with new ones, but we will use the original chambered foam pillows which are no longer available, under new vinyl covers that are an excellent reproduction of the original ones. Meanwhile the original seat covers will be framed to travel with the car.
The engine is out to be bored and rebuilt and we’ll check in again soon as this car comes together.